Teaching (and working) with Twitter

I gave a short workshop for my colleagues at West Chester yesterday about teaching and working with Twitter. Those of you who know me know that I’m generally pretty active on that social media platform, so it made sense to share how & why many instructors have brought it into the classroom. The discussion about enabling Twitter for the full course has helped me realize it’s time to bring that option back. I got jumpy after it went very poorly in an earlier class, but I’ve grown more confident in my use of the platform since then, and I’m more aware of the roadblocks that can hamper students from participating fully in that online discussion.

Not everyone who wanted to attend was able to do so, so I thought I’d share the slides publicly here (below the jump). There isn’t a great deal of context for the slides, but I think you can get the gist of what I discussed If you have questions about something that went into the slides, comment below or email me at apatriarca at wcuped.edu.

Also, one of my classes will be participating in an online debate about social media privacy and public-ity Monday from 2-2:50 (Eastern). If you’re on Twitter, drop by and say hi with #ENG320.

Thanks for reading!